Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
.._ WtdnMilay, Seplembr, 59, lilt 1E7HBBIDGE HERAID _ 37 Group is stable and strong claims executive director Company of Young Canadians alive and thriving By PAUL JACKSON Hcrsld Ottawa linrcau OTTAWA The Company of Young Canadians is alive and well and thriving with the peo- ple in the communities it was set up to help. That's the word from Da! Brodbead, executive director of the controversial organization whole abolition was recom- mended in the report or the equally controversial Commit- tee on Youth. Thirty year old Broadhead was appointed executive direc- tor almost one year ago. Orig- inally the man who was the company's first volunteer in the field, he predicts that not only fl-ill the company survive but that it will grow in strength. But her admits that he was shaken by the Committee on Youth recommendation, even though he had heard rumblings that the committee's guns were trained on the company. "Quite frankly, we don't mind criticized. The commit- tec is right when it says (lie public is often hostile to us. Any group whose main aim is i (o spur change is bound to face I hostility from some quarters. What we do object to is being condemned on Uie basis of what we were two or three years he says. Brodhead himself certainly hasn't the image a large seg- ment of the public expects of a headline hitting corn any member. He r.iay he mop-hair- ed, but it certainly isn't snaggy. He is quietly spoken u'hile remaining forceful. No wild rev- olutionary here. And today's organization cer- tainly seems different. Operat- ing from a big, rambling brifk mansion on Ottawa's Cliape! Street, the rooms of the head office arc filled with the busi- I ness like hustle and buslle of well disciplined bilingual sec- retaries and project workers assessing what community re- quest the company should try i Parliamentary investigation in to fill and what request will be late KB could prove that scpa- placed reluctantly in the abey- ratist terrorists were using the I ance file. company as a cover and money 1 11EAI1 SCRUTINY from ils budget was being used The company's financial to promote subversive acLiv- statements could Iwar scrutiny ities. from the most eagle eyed ac- And gone loo are OTenrs month from would he volun- licvcs the company has failed leers. Recently when I wo va- j Ihtn Id it be disbanded. fancies in Vancouver were ad- Brodhead is convinced ttiii veriised if received some won't happen. At the grass roots replies. I level Ibo company is not only However, says Brodhead, the doing ils job, but it is doing il countant. That's a far cry from the days when Auditor Gen- eral Maxwell Henderson report- that surrounded the slorrny leadership of former executive director Claude Vidal. ed that an investigation showed cd in lm Seprclarv the company's financial vida, was coiinls to be in chaos. There, as 3 WES no doubl that public money i -man s t ]n ,0 was once squandered by com-1 clcan lnc, AL onc H, company's governing But today Brodhead can point cvm (0 fire out that, with a cuiTCnt budget of 51.9 million for die year, I Irom a high of mil-] COMPANY STABLE lion during the dizzy days, the Today, says Brodhead, the company is exercising both fo- cal restraint and frugality. It had a surplus from last I f r o m communities coast to year's budget somet b i n g j coast. Jt currently lias 2JO vol which would have been impos-j unlcers working in HB projects. sible to obtain in the old days.: The Ottawa bead office alone Gone are the days when a i receives about 80 applications a company is stable, strong and deluged with requests for help true story of the Company of extremely well. Young Canadians can only real- WOIIKKILS (IN JOB ly be told by the people who: In Halifax a blind company have been helped by the do- volunteer is helping blind peo- mestic Peace Corps. Here, pic organize themselves so that j word of mouth and results of I tlicj may lake full advantage projects completed and already f of Hie basic- rights society of- under way have caused Ihe av- fers. In Winnipeg volunteers alanche of requests for a arc working a local group volume of Ihe com in a self help community ser- pany can't hope lo service al nee project for immigrants this time. and transients. In Vancouver Rrodheud says he asks only menial palienls are being help- one tiling before Ihe govern- cd hack inlo society by the ment looks seriously al winding company. On 'island up the company. Thai is that Indian and non Indian groups the government send someone, in Lhe Norlh Coast area are be- be it a government person or ing helped lo build community independent mvcslig a I o r, lo services. And in Calgary low speak lo the people hi Ihe com- income groups are being helped 1 munities. If, alter an objective Itj speak out about housing and and up lo date assessment is urban development issues af- I made the government slill he- fcchrp Ihem. DAL Company of Young Canadians' executive director says the group is thriving and ready lo get the job done. Dolsenko claims sent to be spy WATERLOO, Onl. (CP) Dr. Boris Dolsenko. the Soviet nuclear scientist who gained political asylum in Canada four years ago in the face of threats from his own country, says he was sent lo Canada lo prepare for service as a Rus- sian secret police agent. Dr. Dotsenko is faking up an appointment tliis term to teach mathematics at Water- loo Lutheran Unversity. He was originally sent to the University of Alberta in a science exchange program. When he defected, he said, So- viet authorities tried lo put pressure on Canadian univer- sities threatening to end (.lie exchange program involving Russian and Canadian scien- tists. He said in an interview here that he was sent to Canada only aflcr long tests of his loyalty to the Soviet regime- He was sent lo the University of Alberta mainly to become accepted in the Western scien- tific community in prepara- tion for a more sensitive ap- pointment at the International Atomic Energy Agency i nVi- enna. Dr. Dotsenko said he was tested three limes bv under- cover informers who tried lo draw him into conversations critical of the Soviet govern- ment. But he reported me in- formers' comments to his se- cret police contact. He said he had kept his real feelings secret for 12 years after he became disillusioned with communism in the Soviet Union where he once served as head of a nuclear research laboratory at the Kiev State University. "As a young student, I was a devoted follower of Marx- ism and said Dr. Dotsenko, now 44. "I had been studying Marx- Ism and Leninism for 2! years as everyone must do if they hope to succeed in the Soviet Union and I found serious con- tradictions with the most re- cent scientific achievements." He was disturbed by anli- prejudice in Russia and even more disturbed when he learned that the se- cret police had persuaded his own father to inform on him. The scientist taught high school at Yellowknifc, N.W.T., after finishing his work at the University of Alberta "to get away from it all" before mov- ing to Ontario last year. IMPORTANT NOTICE COTTAGE OWNERS Owners of dwellings used for holiday or recreational purposei You may be eligible for an ASSESSMENT AND TAX REDUCTION When your dwelling used exclusively for holi- day or rncrealiona) purposes in Ihe previous year, and if your dwelling wos not occupied by you or mem- bora of your family for more lhan 120 days dur- ing Ihe same year, and if you flid nnl revenue by wny of rental for llie use of the dwelling during MIR same year, nnd if you complete and file a certificate to ihese ma Hers nor later than November 15 in the pre- vious ynar To obtain this reduction (in 1972) YOU MUST FILE YOUR CERTIFICATE BY NOVEMBER 15, (1971) t nl your own municipol office whern you remit your taxei DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS PROVINCE OF AlBERTA A. W, MORRISON Deputy Minister D. J. 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